Yesterday was my birthday, and since we decided that keith would make his famous brisket on Saturday (when we'd both be home all day), I opted for something rather decadent for my birthday evening meal. We live up near the northern tip of Manhattan, and I work waaaaaay down off of Houston Street in the East Village. Silly me figured - since I took the day off from work - I could just head back down to near my office, go to the gym and buy all the stuff for dinner down there. It worked out fine - I got some laps in at the YMCA pool, and shopped for dinner. But really, it's an hour commute one way on the subway. Surely there was some other way I could have spent my birthday? :)
Regardless, the filet was perfection. I pulled out my trusty cast iron skillet - seasoned each filet with salt and a good amount of pepper - and seared them on each side. I finished them in a hot hot hot oven for maybe 6 minutes. They were so freakin' tender - food like that is orgasmic!
And what's sexier than steak and baked potatoes, you know? So that was an easy side - plied with butter & sour cream. And as a nice green addition, I grabbed some French Haricort Green Beans. I sauteed them with some garlic slices in olive oil - very simple, very clean and fresh. A perfect and decadent birthday dinner!